delightful; wonderful; completely enjoyable: to have a glorious time at the circus.
conferring glory: a glorious victory.
full of glory; entitled to great renown: England is glorious in her poetry.
brilliantly beautiful or magnificent; splendid: a glorious summer day.
Archaic. blissfully drunk.
- glo·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- glo·ri·ous·ness, noun
- qua·si-glo·ri·ous, adjective
- qua·si-glo·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- su·per·glo·ri·ous, adjective
- su·per·glo·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- su·per·glo·ri·ous·ness, noun
- un·glo·ri·ous, adjective
- un·glo·ri·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use glorious in a sentence
Nonetheless, you guys persisted, becoming a major force behind the glorious storming of the Capitol, which resulted in some of you being arrested because, proud of your genius, you posted your treason on social media.Gene Weingarten: I come bearing good news, QAnon. Meet WAnon, the new Mr. Right. | Gene Weingarten | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The stretches of water make patches of a beautiful emerald and a rich blue in the landscape … Pale orange sunsets making the fields look blue, and glorious yellow suns.An art lover’s Impressionist video trip to Provence and the Riviera | Nancy Nathan | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Then I sort of forgot about them again, until I watched Edgar Wright’s glorious documentary The Sparks Brothers, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.The Sparks Brothers, a Sundance Delight, Tells the Grand Story of This Enduringly Enigmatic Art-Pop Duo | Stephanie Zacharek | February 3, 2021 | Time
“Perhaps,” Vinther says, “there was a glorious past where dinosaurs were strutting around and showing their cloacas off.”This fossilized butthole gives us a rare window into dinosaur sex | Ellie Shechet | January 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
You’ve got to be able to control the narrative and persuade the public that you have led the nation on to great and glorious things.
To whet your appetite, you can relive that glorious moment (and watch other programs from the 2014 summit) here.
What a glorious yuletide moment of national fellowship H.R. 83 was!
And, thankfully, so too have its less glorious days of selling sex to teenagers who had already declared the brand uncool.Abercrombie & Ditch: The Fall of the House of Tween | Lizzie Crocker | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But then Ferguson happened and all of that glorious approach went out the window.Dear White People: Well-Meaning Paternalism Is Still Racist | Chloé Valdary | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or for the first time, if you missed the glorious train-wreck that was the Sex Pistols.The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm | Legs McNeil | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had discovered that the all-glorious boast of Spain was not exempt from the infirmities of common men.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
The works of God are exceedingly glorious and wonderful: no man is able sufficiently to praise him.
The glorious sun was strong in his might, and, like his Maker, warmed the northern world into exuberant life.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
And he girded him about with a glorious girdle, and clothed him with a robe of glory, and crowned him with majestic attire.
Who broughtest down kings to destruction, and brokest easily their power in pieces, and the glorious from their bed.
British Dictionary definitions for glorious
having or full of glory; illustrious
conferring glory or renown: a glorious victory
delightful or enjoyable
- gloriously, adverb
- gloriousness, noun
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